mending a car seat saga

The zoo has a transport device where the seats need fixing, others here in the zoo have been asking for it to done for years but it fell upon deaf ears.  The four wheeled device is now being sold (hunt the bills time) and then person then decided to fix it.

Please make of this what you will.  I hope the new owner likes the restored chairs.

Well it is one to way to fix it.

Missing Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean dominatrix s&m with south african model

A while ago i wrote about them (my blog) and all of a sudden the crap traffic i still monitor stopped from this bastion of one party rule.  Since.zw is the bottom of the list of country codes its hard to not miss.

It seems a repressive place, mind you when mrs president (version two dictator for life) can beat up a ‘pretty’ south african model the normal rules do not apply.

Mind you it is one way to spot a dictatorship can they send email or even ‘try’ too.

I don’t particularly want crap traffic but it is one way to detect dictators for life and Bob Parsons likes it (my blog) then that too speaks volumes.

‘independent’ press vs billionaires

monwashThe press is a strange beast (my blog) when its not attacking billionaires or being run by them which might explain why Elton John and his family sized olive oil container does not see a lot of press attention.

So i was reading a website with an article with amazon partner clicks for products thought specific, one book i noted as new was its last ever mention on  the site despite being noted as interesting.

Some weeks passed and i obtained the book from a library, still not a mention of the authors new book on the website.  So despite using a library i am either fast off the mark, or the press site was more interested in amazon commissions.

Michael Jackson bubbles monkey rapist

I have a hunch.that the amazon thing trumps reviews – mind you perhaps if the author changed sex and ethnicity something along the lines of what Michael Jackson became that might be worthy of some article by the site in question other than a commission for a click.

What would be your conclusion?

Final android thoughts

Having seemingly spent an eternity with not my android phone (my blog) i present a few thoughts before i try and forget the experience until the ape comes back saying it does not work.  I am not an android guru by default..

sim card

Having a phone and text plan only (a very old sim) is a bit pointless.  Most existing sim cards work without surgery on the plastic part of the sim to make then mini /nano sims.

The ape with this new fangled thing is most unwilling to ask her provider of calls if it has a data allowance..Not my problem maybe a future whine and whinge i expect i shall hear.

The phones

Are nice even if the screens are bit too small (4.5 inch) for web browsing, instructions for newbies would be nice.rather than assume where are all geniuses on our seventh phone – i had to visit a public library and get a book for the ape who wanted this phone which was then deemed too complex – go figure.

Google register or else

I did not find any problems deinstalling default apps in lollipop but needing a google thing to install one seems bonkers. Oh install an ad blocker or else or be scammed to death by default there is nasty shit in mobile land.  Andriod device manager is creepy but something no idiots guide to andriod wishes to mention,

However i get the problem of why everybody does google (my blog) now with this experience

Cups (ipp)

There’s no way i would attach a ipp printer* to a router so the google android way of default printing is awfull since the zoo runs 32bit sofware i cannot install a 64bit browser with the addon, The zoo has a server that does that stuff.

Other cups clients exist but scrolling through a huge list a manufacturer printers was beyond me at this point.  Buy a ‘modern’ printer seems to be a wrong answer

Bricks and mortar phone retailers and online whole telephone package sellers

Both are too expensive – buy separately, retailers like tesco have a shit reputation with newbies to android (silver surfers) with the staff assuming you know it or have a spare eight year old child to help you.  Online from phone company is expensive too.

Buy hardware from a hardware retailer, which i will make a another blog post about and the sim from somebody else (unlocked) do not rent this crap its cheaper to own.

Browsing www

It appears the zoo needs sogo ( a webmail client) and some urls dont work right, do install a adblocker though. A work in progress.  A decent webmail (not google) ui appears to be not possible when i write this.

Our zoo website works in it though nice to know since i simulated mobile phones when ‘html-ing’ things.

The ‘case’

Another task i was tasked with was finding a case – and ebay is far too expensive for stuff so blessed be the logic of hiring hewlett packard senior management means a non business.

The stick.

Instead of using the finger apparently you can get a stick thing The ape seems most unwilling to go buy one.

If this was my phone Hypothetically speaking

I would buy a sd card and shunt the crap load of google apps onto that

Overall thoughts  – a laptop is still easier imho.

*ask your mummy if you do not what  ipp is.- why ask your mummy about nagios

Play it again Susan Mauldin

Equifax famous for data breaches hired a music major to be head of computer security – apparently she knows sod al about computers. Another computer in equiifax could have been accessed with default Microsoft credentials admin/password.

For a credit agency equifax she knows the tunes shame about the security. The drop in share value it appears was the only reason this non technical computer security person was fired rather than knowing there job or getting somebody to patch them.

Oracle (my bllog) might also be due some blame but then again if a security note from March [it is september now seven months later writing this] was never acted upon by either means these credit experts and computer experts [oracle] with data on you are nothing of the sort.

a woman

I am not sure how composing music makes you a top technical management talent but that’s me a monkey in the zoo thinking on stuff.  Somebody got fired for buying Oracle a result in my humble opinion.

Lets hope that message gets passed around.   I hope equifax demand a refund from Oracle as what the fuck would a music grad know about computer security.

Golden Hill, Francis Spufford

isbn: 9780371225194 is an author i have read before (my blog) and this is a ‘real’ novel opposed to whatever i linked to was.  Spufford also works at a sjw university which disappoints

This has won a number gongs and while ‘atmospheric’ it bored me,so apart from the economics angle its social context and going ons made this an unfinished book.

unrated meh.

Steam on debian stable 64bit

Carol Beer little britain says computer said no

I changed my distro from testing to debian stable [jesse] (my blog) some months later i decide to reinstall steam (my blog) and find that i cannot make the dependencies

It appears i will not be installing steam without enabling i386 architecture support.

Argh! it is installable just a pain to install although something features are yet to make it into linux.  More on steam in the future.

Microsofts very bad telephone lines

Kkaran Bahree indian thief

An Indian called ‘dave’ rang the monkey house and told us our non existent*** Microsoft pc is telling him it has errors.  I was naturally overjoyed to hear this this great news about this problem.

So being a nice monkey who values retards who give us good news i decided to waste six minutes of his time after all Microsoft employees and partners clearly should be thanked for this kind of work i mean we did not know we even had a microsoft os running on computer

There was more hiss* (my blog) than dave who cannot comprehend that a phone might be a computer – big brown beige computers are suppose still a thing somewhere i guess..

Crook

Since i was unwilling to find this non existing pc in the monkey house, and knowing that the phone (my blog) was fine as I asked if the phone had a problem and as it was not a computer and so not sending errors the Indian called dave blocked the non existent windows computer from sending errors for free.

A solution that suited us perfectly, but they dont have to waste our time by phoning us next time.

Thank you Microsoft** you and your crooked partners.(my blog) you did good today – keep up this stellar work

*a pun ** aka Microshit *** Schroedingers cat might mean it could exist i suppose – anybody have a box ?

Journalists review a book about journalism and see none of their problems

I was reading an online book review about the state of journalism and everybody else was getting the blame for the ills of this ‘profession’ – governments, drugs syndicates,you the readers etc but no mention was made of he who must not be named (my blog) or the fact the journalists writing this where the same ones who smashed up the disk with Snowdens (my blog) list of spying programs in front of the government employees.

I found those an odd omission – after all its not there fault is it that they self hammered a hard disk to bits.

Oddly the book came to no conclusions as to how to fix things – funny that.

I will not tell you the books name since i am sure the newspaper and it’s journalists might deem a mention of it ‘stealing’ so all is well with the world is it not